I watched this item and the reviews for months, many were good, but i was concerned about weather I could use it for what I wanted a nice footstool. Well I checked the dimensions and thought it should work. Well it does, the size is excellent to place a coffee cup on and when I want to rest my legs it's the right height. The storage (the top part opens) and the drawer are great, just the place to put your remotes and other small items that you can never find when you need them. This was a great addition to my bedroom.